Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Frontier%20Knight%20QuestStat List: https://pastebin.com/K2SwLBKfOther Quests: https://pastebin.com/TrNWfAkeYou are the TEMPLAR, a holy knight sent to clear the frontier of monsters and heresy!The light and crackle of the campfire was a welcome sight in the dark night. Hung over the fire was a rack of some of the meat your party had managed to scavenge off of the wild boars you had slain. Better to live off the land than dig into your own supplies when possible. Meanwhile, Nino was fast asleep, with Romulus clutched in her arms and her head resting on the lap of a very annoyed looking Naru, since she couldn't freely get up and move about without waking the little mage. Morgan was out patrolling the perimeter, keeping an eye out for not only Solaire, but any possible wildlife or bandits that would be attracted by the fire. And finally, your temporary companion, the Paladin Valentia, was merely sitting there, staring at the fire. A somewhat troubled look on her face. It seemed to be stemming from worry? You weren't too sure.>Talk to Naru>Talk to Valentia>Go patrol with Morgan.>Other
>>1457442>Talk to Valentia
>>1457442>>Talk to ValentiaTime for HIGH FANTASY!
>>1457442>>Talk to Valentia
>>1457442>Go patrol with Morgan.
>>1457442>>Go patrol with Morgan.
>>1457442>Clean our gear like a good Templar
>>1457550ThisCome on mates
Finally found a reference for armour to wear at formal occasions because it isn't a formal gathering without at least one assassination attempt.
>>1457442>Talk to Naru
>>1457442You walk over and sit down next to Valentia, your armor clanking from your movements. Her eyes dart to the side to investigate the noise but she calms down when she sees it's you. "Ah, Templar." She sighs. "I'm sorry, I didn't get a chance to properly thank you for helping me with that boar."You nod. It was nothing really. One warrior helping the other. "I'm assuming you understand." Valentia still couldn't quite intuit what you were saying. "I think you suppose that it's rather silly. Me, a Paladin nearly being defeated by a simple boar.">Not really. Paladins were never good fighters, anyways. >Happens to the best of us. >Other
>>1457677>Not really. Paladins were never good fighters, anyways.
>>1457677>>Not really. Paladins were never good fighters, anyways.In a joking manner to the 'poster children'.
>>1457677>Not really. Paladins were never good fighters, anyways. >better at talking than fighting.
>>1457677>>Not really. Paladins were never good fighters, anyways.
>>1457677>Not really. Paladins were never good fighters, anyways.Defenders of the people? Yes.Great warriors? More on a case by case basis.
>>1457775Nice shitposting mate. Didn't even read enough to know we have a male MC did you?
>>1457790heh, no, my bad.I didn't know it was by merc either
>>1457677You shrug and shake your head. Paladins had their heart in the right place, but you never really considered them to be particularly good fighters. Keepers of the peace, yes. But true warriors? That was more on a case by case basis."Hmph, you think we're all a joke, don't you?" Valentia groans.The fire continues to crackle, the boar meat begins to cook and the tantalize smell begins to waft through the air. "Fine." Valentia stands up and draws her sword. "I'll prove to you a Paladin can be the equal of a Templar! Ready your weapon!"A sparring match now? Is this girl serious..?!"Is this idiot serious?!" Naru groans. >Might as well get this over with. >This is not the time or the place.>Other
>>1457827>>Might as well get this over with.
>>1457827>This is not the time or the place.Last I looked we slew monsters and bandits, and I see neither horns nor a wanted notice on her blonde butt
>>1457827>>This is not the time or the place.After the mission is completed.
>>1457827>This is not the time or the place.
>>1457827>>This is not the time or the place.
>>1457827>>This is not the time or the place.A warrior knows when, and when not to fight.
>>1457856Only a matter of time before a skilled warrior from not!Japan travels here to be the best fighter ever.
>>1457827You shake your head and remain seated. You also motion to your surroundings. The darkness and the wilderness. This wasn't the time or the place for something as petty as as sparring match. "So you'll just insult our honor and not give me the chance to defend it?" Valentia seethes. "Is that it?"Dear lord, where you like this when you were a neophyte? You were starting to understand why the instructors were always such a sour lot. >Stare her into submission. >Just knock her down and end it before it starts.>Other
>>1457915>>OtherFine, spar at first light then you little pain.
>>1457915>Stare her into submission. JIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
>>1457915>>Stare her into submission.
>>1457915>>Stare her into submission.>Fake a punch to her face, and draw it back to a poke to the head at the last second.
>>1457915>Stare her into submission.
>>1457915>>Stare her into submission.Need we tell her how scary, and hot Templar instructors are?
>>1457925>>1457929Inb4 rollan' and a consecutive chain of Nat 1s
>>1457903As long as they have more weapons than just a Katana.
>>1457941>Go to boop head>Braindamage.png
>>1457932Warrior Nun Janice and ASSASSin Tarin when, Merc???
Rolled 11, 9 = 20 (2d20)>>1457915Well, you had to commend her for one thing. She was certainly stubborn. A side effect of being so young, most likely. Well, part of the job of being her elder was to teach her the folly of such stubbornness.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1457990
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1457990
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1457990Templar STARE
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1457990*staring intensifies*
>>1457997We learned this from our teachers in the academy when they "discipline" troublemakers.
>>1457990You just level your traditional glare at her, amplified by the presence of your helmet. Valentia hesitates and and begins to visibly sweat before sheathing her sword and sitting back down."O-on second thought, this probably isn't the time or place for that sort of thing." She backtracks. You nod in agreement. "But, erm..." Valentia looks away for a second before turning back to you. The orange glow from the fire obscured any changes to her face. "You wouldn't mind a spar after we're back in town, would you?">I don't mind at all.>Not interested.>Other
>>1458038>>I don't mind at all.
>>1458038>I don't mind at all.
>>1458038>>I don't mind at all.Be wary of beastmen!
>>1458038You shrug. You wouldn't mind at all. "All right! It's an oath, then!" Valentia finally gives a rare smile."Careful there, she might start asking your for marriage next." Naru grunts from across the campsite."W-what?!" Valentia stammers. "N-nothing of the sort!""Suuuuuure." Naru gives a smug smile, chewing on some freshly cooked pork. "Hmph." Valentia grunts. "Anyways, I don't think Solaire would be traveling around at night, despite his stubborn attitude. I think we can afford to rest for the night."You feel a bit of irony there.>Get some rest.>You seem to know an awful lot about him...>Other
>>1458115>>You seem to know an awful lot about him...
>>1458115>>Get some rest.
>>1458115>You seem to know an awful lot about him...Lemme take a guess, you were his squire.
>>1458115>You seem to know an awful lot about him...
>>1458115>>You seem to know an awful lot about him...Am I sensing a granddaughter/grandpa spat?
>>1458115>>>You seem to know an awful lot about him...
Rolled 6, 3, 2 + 1 = 12 (3d20 + 1)>>1458115You then point to Valentia and give her a hard, inquisitive stare. She seemed to know a lot about Solaire and talked about him rather casually. Not something common that subordinate knights did regarding their masters. Sounds like there was something more. "W-what? It's nothing!" Valentia frowns. "Q-quit staring at me like that!""Hnnnnn?" Naru looks on with amusement.Nino and Romulus continue to snore softly.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>1458201
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1458201
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1458201
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1458201
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1458212Uh oh
Rolled 6, 2 = 8 (2d6)>>1458201
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1458228Whoops, wrong dice.
>>1458212Uh oh! That's a 1 right there!Would you like to spend a FATE POINT to negate it? You currently have 1 point!>Y>N
>>1458254>NRomulus vs Loki when?
>>1458254"That's nothing you need to know about." Valentia scowls as she turns her back to you. "I'm going to get some rest."Valentia then drapes her blanket around herself and lays down on the grass, her back still turned to you. You feel that you may have pushed her a bit too far."Smooth." Naru observes. "Definitely the lady killer."You just shake your head and lay down to get some rest yourself. ---"Hey! HEY!" You're roughly shaken awake and met with Morgan's concerned face. The light blue hue of the sky mean that it was early morning. "We've got trouble!" Morgan hisses. You get up and look around. Besides the smoldering remains of the campfire, you could see Nino and Naru waking up. Of Valentia, there was no sight of her. You look back to Morgan, who already knows what you want to ask."Looks like she ran off in the night." Morgan sighs. "Probably why I hear that."As if on cue, you hear a loud, high pitched squeal of a hog echo through the air. If was definitely a squeal made in anger, not fear. "Oh that stupid little-" Naru rubs the sleep out of her eyes as she hastily gets up. "C'mon, squirt, we're gonna need that blast magic of yours!" "Mmmm wake..." Nino mumbles, still out of it. Not wasting a second you pick up Nino and two her under your arm and hold Romulus in the other. Morgan takes the lead as you and Naru follow her through the woods. Finally, you reach a clearing, where you see Valentia standing in the middle, sword and shield at the ready as she faces down an absolutely massive hog, the size of large barn .Hogger.The gargantuan feral hog glares at Valentia, clouds of steam and mucous flowing from its mighty nostrils large enough to swallow a man whole. And behind Hogger, you could see clouds of dust rising from the trees, and you could feel the ground rumbling. Hogger's herd as answering the call...>You need to help Valentia take down Hogger before the herd arrives.>You need to intercept the herd before they overwhelm Valentia.>Other
>>1458333>>You need to help Valentia take down Hogger before the herd arrives.
>>1458333>You need to help Valentia take down Hogger before the herd arrives.
>>1458333>>You need to intercept the herd before they overwhelm Valentia.Good god, so much meat.
>>1458333>You need to help Valentia take down Hogger before the herd arrives.Gotta prove that we're the Alpha male.
>>1458333>>>You need to help Valentia take down Hogger before the herd arrives.Rations for months!
>>1458333Damn, you needed to take down Hogger before the rest of its herd could arrive. Hopefully if you could kill it, then the rest of the herd would disperse.But, the issue was killing it. You finally set a now fully awake Nino down, toss Romulus to her, and bound forwards with your halberd drawn. Naru hangs back with Nino while Morgan dashes up next to you. "So what's the plan here?" She asks, an arrow already nocked in her bow. >Distract Hogger's attention so the others can attack it.>Let Valentia distract it while you get an attack in.>Other
>>1458342>>1458366Unfortunately, a lot of this is probably either being sold off to a local town while we just keep the finest cuts, or salted to hell and back just to preserve it all.>>1458385>Distract Hogger's attention so the others can attack it.
>>1458385>Distract Hogger's attention so the others can attack it.
>>1458385>>Distract Hogger's attention so the others can attack it.
>>1458385>>Distract Hogger's attention so the others can attack it.We can totally tank, guys--let's do this!
Rolled 3, 12, 10 = 25 (3d20)>>1458385You weren't certain that Valentia would be able to handle such a gargantuan beast on her own, even with her armor and shield. Her only hope was that you draw the beast's attention. You ready your halberd and charge forward as Morgan aims her bow...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1458439
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1458439Aim true!
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1458439
>>1458441This is not our day isn't it?
>>1458441Maybe it's time to use that fate point.
>>1458441Oh no, it looks like we've got another 1 here!Would you like to use a FATE POINT to negate it? You currently have 1 point!>Y>N
>>1458470>YLet's not die and/or be maimed/crippled
>>1458470>FATE POINT USED>No points remain!Morgan lets loose several arrows, but they get stuck useless in Hogger's hide, now grown thick with hair and fat from its time in the wild. You charge in, your halberd pointed forward like a spear as you bury the point in between the beast's ribs.Hogger gives a mighty squeal and swings its tusked head around. You're able to pull your halberd free and back off just in time. The mighty hog glares at you with a frenzied anger, Valentia completely forgotten by this point. You watch it lower its head, a sure sign that it was going to charge. However, Nino still needed some more time to prepare a spell, and Valentia needed to recover from this change in events. You had to keep Hogger's attention for a little longer. >Take the attack head on.>Try to dodge out of the way at the last moment.>Other
>>1458527>>Try to dodge out of the way at the last moment.
>>1458527>Take the attack head on.it's what we do
>>1458527>Try to dodge out of the way at the last moment.
>>1458527>>Take the attack head on.
>>1458527>>Try to dodge out of the way at the last moment.fight this thing like a Bullfango
>>1458527>>Take the attack head on.Grab the bull by the horns, or in this case, the boar by the tusks.
Rolled 12, 10, 14 = 36 (3d20)>>1458527You keep a wary eye on Hogger, preparing to leap out of the way the moment he started charging. The beast was too massive to depend on your armor to protect you, so you'll have to try to avoid its attack.With one great snort, Hogger lowers its head and charges, its tusks pointed directly at you.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1458567
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1458567
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1458567Here comes the snow.
>>1458567You're only barely able to dodge out of the way as Hogger charges, catching the rancid scent of the animal as it barrels past. The quicker and nimbler Morgan is easily able to sidestep, and Hogger slides to a halt as it wonders where the hell you just went off to, leaving it open for a few critical seconds. However, Hogger's herd is almost on you, with the leading elements just managing to break the treeline. They had to be dealt with and fast!>Have Valentia stop them in their racks.>Have Morgan lead them off.>Have Nino set fire to the treeline.>Other
>>1458606>>Have Nino set fire to the treeline.I LOVE THE SMELL OF NAPALM IN THE MORNING!
>>1458606>>Have Nino set fire to the treeline.Looks like bacon buffet for breakfast today
>>1458606>Have Nino set fire to the treeline.
>>1458606>>Have Nino set fire to the treeline.This surely won't have any negative long term repercussions aside from pissing off any local druids, shamans, or witches!
>>1458606>>Have Nino set fire to the treeline.
>>1458606>Have Nino set fire to the treeline.Looks like we'll also get some charcoal to sell.>>1458621Just tell them that forest fires are a natural part of the forest's lifecycle.
Rolled 18, 20, 6, 1, 19, 1 = 65 (6d20)>>1458606You turn to Nino and point to the treeline, telling her to burn the whole damn thing to stop the advance of the herd."Okay!" Nino chimes as she turns her attentions to the trees. Meanwhile, Valentia and Morgan refresh their attacks on Hogger and Naru gives you a protective blessing in hopes that it will help when Hogger recovers.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1458644
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1458644
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1458644
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>1458644LEWDeST MAGE
>>1458644With one simple incantation, an orb of fire materializes above Nino's head and a line of fire spears out from it, sweeping across the entire treeline and setting it ablaze. The hogs all skid to a halt in shock and surprise, disrupting their momentum and forcing them to find a way around the inferno. Meanwhile, Morgan takes aim and fires again, this time her arrow flying straight and true and piercing Hogger's left eye. The great beast goes berserk in pain and fury as it starts rampaging about, swinging its head wildly from side to side and spinning around in a vain attempt to find its attacker. It's unfortunately this time that Valentia chooses to try and strike, charging in. She tries to drive her blade into Hogger's head, but the beast is too quick, and one sweep of its face sends a tusk hurtling directly at her. Valentia is able to raise her shield to protect her from the blow, but only just. Her shield crumples like paper from the impact, sending the girl flying through the air before landing in the grass with a loud WHUMP. She doesn't get up. However, that doesn't stop Hogger from focusing on her downed body, probably believing her to be the reason it's eye was lost...>Try to grab Hogger's attention again. >You need to protect Valentia.>Other
>>1458659>You need to protect Valentia.
>>1458655NOT for Lewds!Witch Nat and Apprentice Sam are!>>1458659>You need to protect Valentia.
>>1458659>>You need to protect Valentia.
>>1458659>Try to grab Hogger's attention again.
Rolled 14, 2, 12 = 28 (3d20)>>1458659Damnit, you needed to get to her before Hogger did. Without hesitation, you start sprinting to Valentia's location, running as fast as your bulky armor would allow you to...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1458680
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1458680
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1458680
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1458680
I like to imagine that underneath our armor we are either a tiny girl or a buff and scarred musclegirl. But we're probably just the faceless Tank.... Bleh, I can have hopes and dreams as long as we dont take off our helmet I guess.
>>1458680You're only narrowly able to grab Valentia's body and pull her away just as Hogger charges past. Naru finally manages to catch up to you. "Let me check her." She grunts, her hands already glowing with healing magic. "Keep that damn pig away from us."You nod and face Hogger again. Hogger turns to face you, and you both lock eyes to eye for a brief moment before being interrupted."FIIIIIIIEEEEND!" You hear a familiar voice roar as a knight in silver armor leaps from the flaming forest, his sword glowing with golden light. "COME AT ME YOU OVERGROWN PORK CHOP!"Its attention divided, Hogger glances at you and then at Solaire, wondering which target to attack. Finally, it decides to switch targets and charges at Solaire, who doesn't look to have any intention of doing anything other than meet it head on. >It looks like Solaire has this handled. >Hit the damn pig with everything you have!>Other
>>1458692I was imagining that this setting was a Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi like Monster Hunter.
>>1458694>>Hit the damn pig with everything you have!
>>1458692so this then?
>>1458695Ehhhhhh, its abit too high fantasy to mix methinks
>>1458694>Hit the damn pig with everything you have!
>>1458694>>It looks like Solaire has this handled.>>1458692Lady Knights are good.
>>1458697Good nuff.To tell you the truth, I'm just looking for an excuse to have yuri. That and their reactions when they realize the templar they are swooning over is a girl.
>>1458694Based Solaire saves the day, sort of.>Hit it with everything
>>1458692>>Hit the damn pig with everything you have!
Rolled 13, 10, 13, 5, 11, 18 = 70 (6d20)>>1458694Now was your chance to strike! To hit it with everything you had! Morgan and Nino also see the opening and prepare their own attacks as well...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 18, 20, 20, 13, 18, 14 = 103 (6d20)>>1458726...
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1458726Deus Vult
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1458726
Rolled 14 (1d20)
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1458726
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1458726littol gurl inside da armour
>>1458727I think one of the two rolled a double 20...
>>1458733To be honest, that would be one way to defeat succubi if they didn't swing that way.
>>1458736but naru would already swing the other way because she has best daughteru and son
>>1458736>>1458741No demonic harlot could possibly tempt us with their feminine wiles after all the training we underwent! Still won't stop her from trying to get into our party and pants.
>>1458726https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_WXs1X60wMHowever, before any of you could do anything, Solaire strides forward calmly. He clutches his sword with both hands and raises it above his head in a high guard."FEEL THE FURY OF THE SUUUUUUN!" Solaire bellows as sword, still glowing a bright gold, seems to grow in size and length, shining brighter and brighter as it does so. The light is so blinding that Hogger skids to a halt, as if entranced by the light. Naru's eyes open in awe and fear, as if she recognized the attack that Solaire was charging up. Immediately, she ducked down, covering Valentia's body with her own to shield her.You intuit from Naru's behavior that Solaire was charging up for some sort of wide area attack. Without hesitating, you snatch both Morgan and Nino and throw them to the ground, covering them with your armored body like a shield."W-what?!" Morgan yelps.Romulus, still clutched in Nino's arms, barks in worry. "That light..." Nino gasps. And then Solaire finally swings the blade down, creating a flash so bright that even you are forced to close your eyes and avert your gaze. All you can feel is heat and fire, as if Sol itself had fallen from the heavens and right on top of you. Finally, the heat subsides, and you risk opening your eyes. Where Hogger used to be was now a charred skeleton. A single silver knight stood among the ashes, his armor and sword still exerting a golden glow. "W-what the hell was that..." Morgan gasped."So that's Solar magic..." Nino mutters in absolute awe. You, however, had other things on your mind. >Greet Solaire.>Go check on Valentia.>Other
>>1458745>>Go check on Valentia.
>>1458745>>Greet Solaire.HAIL THE SUNBRO
>>1458745>>Greet Solaire.best bro over bitches...she is a cunt.
>>1458745>Go check on Valentia.What honor would we have if we did not tend to the wounded before all else?
>>1458745>Go check on Valentia
>>1458745>>Go check on Valentia.Praise the sun
>>1458745>Go check on Valentia.
>Go check on Valentia.
>>1458745>OtherUh, what about the rest of the herd?
>>1458745The first thing you did was run over to Naru, who was back to tending to Valentia, despite the fact that her clothes were still smoldering from the blast of solar energy. "Just had the wind knocked out of her." She assures you as you reach her. "And a few broken ribs, but don't tell her that. I'm totally going to oversell it so I can charge her more."Yeah... she had to be okay if Naru was joking like this. "Ugggh, w-what?" Valentia winces as she regains consciousness. "What happened? Where's-" "MY LITTLE SUNSHIIIIIIIIINE!" Solaire cries as he rushes and and picks up Valentia in a big bro hug. "Are you all right? You're not hurt, are you? I know a few healing spells-""Dad! Not in front of strangers!" Valentia wails as she wriggles helplessly in Solaire's grip, her face beet red.Wait.Dad?"Oh no you gotta be fucking kidding me." Naru pales."Oh my gosh, he's your father?" Nino smiles. "That's so coooool!""IT'S A CURSE!" Valentia groans, still locked in her Solaire's hug. "Now now, Sunshine, that's no way to speak to your father!" Solaire tuts. "Now what are you doing in such dangerous country? You're not ready to face the Frontier yet!""That's what I'm supposed to be telling YOU!" Valentia retorts, all semblance of manners completely gone. "And stop calling me that! I have a real naaaaaaaaame!""Hahaha, just as energetic as ever!" Solaire chuckles, apparently not even hearing what his unruly daughter was yelling at him. He then turns to you. "Templar! My thanks for looking after my daughter. She's always getting into so much trouble!""YOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S ALWAYS GETTING INTO TROUBLE!" "She's so cute when she's angry!" Nino giggles. "I don't even know what's going on anymore." Morgan sighs. "Still, I feel that you deserve some form of reward or compensation for keeping an eye on my daughter." Solaire nods and turns to Hogger's ash pile. "...and for destroying your bounty, as well. Apologies, I sometimes get a bit carried away...">If you're fine with it.>No, that's quite all right.>other
>>1458773>>No, that's quite all right.
>>1458769Considering Solaire just came in from the direction the herd was...
So guys, which one tickles your fancy most. Little girl in big armor or big musclegirl in equally big armor?>> Other> Shrug
>>1458773>No, that's quite all right.
>>1458773You shake your head. That wasn't really necessary at all. You then point to the leftover bones and the tusks, which were still rather intact. Those should be sufficient for proof of the reward anyways. "Haha! I suppose you're right, there!" Solaire nods. "All that meat... gone..." Naru sighs in resignation. "Well, can't win them all, I suppose." Morgan shrugs. "Still, it was fun to see!" Nino smiles."Can you let go of me please, dad?" Valentia sighs. "Why didn't you tell us he was your father?" Morgan asks."You didn't tell them?" Solaire sounds genuinely surprised. "Why would you hide such a thing?!""Because it's embarrassing!" Valentia groans, her face still red. "And if they knew, they'd treat me differently!"Now, you weren't quite sure about THAT."Hm, is that so?" Solaire pauses. "Well, I think that's quite enough. How about we head back to town and celebrate this victory?""Just... just do whatever you want, dad." Valentia sighs, apparently having given up.You had to admit, you were certainly running into some interesting characters on the Frontier. What else would this unexplored land have in store for you...?>And that's it for tonight! As always, next thread is next week. And don't forget KanColle on Friday!
>>1458794Thanks for running Merc!
>>1458794>What else would this unexplored land have in store for you...?a dragon that doesn't drop the shit it needs to to
>>1458801Thats not a dragon
>>1458794See you next time!
Can never catch this live but thanks for all the threads. Also thanks for reminding everyone that Teach a shit. mediko a best EOWaifu, gunner is an acceptable alternative
>>1457956How about Maid Assassin Tarin?
>>1458794When do we get to slap Valentia in the back of the head for FIGHTING THE GIANT HOG ALONE?